When we started the Alaska Wildfowl Adventures website, Tim Bouchard had a list of Articles on Alaska waterfowl online for everyone to easily access. Sadly, a couple versions ago, we lost the articles, so we are starting it again!
This is the most basic list for now, but Tim will be working hard to keep updating it. As a warning most links will lead to other websites, but we will always be in the background.
If you find any cool articles, please email Tim at email@example.com and we will get it added.
Here is some great info on the basics of each species of sea duck and some of the diver species. These are all .pdf files. They were created by the Sea Duck Joint Venture.
Migration and Breeding Ecology of King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) Nesting in Northern Alaska Steller’s Eider Pilot Satellite Telemetry Study Characterization of the Beaufort Sea Flyway: Common Eiders and Long-tailed Ducks Steller’s Eider Spring Migration Surveys Secret Life of the Spectacled Eider – Duck Species’ Life During Winter Spectacled Eider – USFWS Threatened and Endangered Species A Major Ecosystem Shift in the Northern Bering Sea – Some possible reason’s for spec eider decline Navigating the Arctic Meltdown – Spectacled Eider – ignore who wrote it. The Subsistence Harvest of Black Brant, Emperor Gese, and Eider Ducks in Alaska Flight of the Sea Ducks – 1979 paper on Eider Migration
Characterization of annual migration and habitat use of Black Scoters staging on the Alaska Peninsula Surf Scoter – Prince William Sound Telemetry Black Scoter – Telemetry by Alaska Fish and Game White-wing Scoter – Telemetry by Alaska Fish and Game
Identification Field Guide to the Geese of the Willamette Valley and Lower Columbia River
A great guide to help identify the geese in PWS also.